Shooting Sites, Tribal Burying Ground Named National Historic Landmarks


The sites of two shootings and a Native American burial ground have been designated National Historic Landmarks, the Department of the Interior announced Wednesday. The Kent State shooting site in Kent, Ohio; the house where civil rights activist Medgar Evers was assassinated in Jackson, Mississippi; and the Wyandotte National Burying Ground in Kansas City, Kansas, are among the two dozen new sites recognized. The recognition of the burial ground and two shooting sites is especially poignant following a year of horrifying gun violence and the months-long protest at the Standing Rock Sioux reservation. The Kent State shooting occurred on May 4, 1970, when the Ohio National Guard opened fire on unarmed college students protesting U.S. military operations in Cambodia. The Department of the Interior release notes that Evers “was the first nationally significant civil rights leader to be murdered.”


Source:   Huffington Post
January 11, 2017 20:15 UTC






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